Unit of competency details

PSPREG019 - Take custody of and store weapons (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Mar/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPREG421A - Take custody of and store weaponsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 06/Mar/2016


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091105 Police Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091105 Police Studies  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

1

This unit was released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPREG421A Take custody of and store weapons.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice

Application

This unit describes the skills required to enable officers to correctly and safely take custody of and store firearms and other weapons to ensure compliance with legislation, policy and official directions. It includes taking custody of, securing and maintaining weapons.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

Competency Field

Regulatory

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Take custody of weapons 

1.1 Identify and apply safe handling, storage and security requirements for firearms, ammunition and other weapons.

1.2 Identify and apply procedures for making firearms and other weapons safe for processing, transportation or storage.

1.3 Maintain personal safety in relation to handling firearms and other weapons.

1.4 Identify and follow standing procedures relating to accidental discharge of firearms and incidents involving other weapons as required.

1.5 Maintain up-to-date knowledge of procedures for reporting and dealing with injury and apply.

1.6 Identify situations requiring assistance and request support promptly.

2. Secure and maintain weapons 

2.1 Identify and follow care and storage requirements for firearms, ammunition and other weapons.

2.2 Maintain or dispose of weapons.

2.3 Follow reporting and recordkeeping procedures for firearms, ammunition and other weapons.

2.4 Identify and follow procedures for reporting loss, damage or theft of firearms, ammunition or other weapons.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills are embedded within the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPREG421A Take custody of and store weapons.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

  • Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • rendering safe a variety of weapons and firearm types
  • applying regulations and codes of practice
  • reading and applying complex information from legislation and procedures
  • using communication to confirm information and requirements and seek assistance
  • recording and reporting weapon movement

Knowledge Evidence

vidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • a variety of weapons, firearm types and munitions
  • requirements for handling firearms and other weapons
  • state/territory and Commonwealth legislation relating to firearms and other weapons
  • public sector legislation, standards and codes of conduct
  • safety and environmental procedures relating to firearms, ammunition and other weapons
  • responsibility as first on the scene for seeking assistance and rendering first aid in the event of incidents causing injury

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

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